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25 Oct 2019 | 10:09 AM UTC

Indonesia: Flooding reported in West Aceh district October 25

Indonesia News Alert

Flooding reported in West Aceh district (Aceh Darussalam province) following heavy rains October 25; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION West Aceh district

Event

As of Friday, October 25, the West Disaster Mitigation Office (WDMO) reported that at least 1067 people have been affected by heavy rain and associated flooding in West Aceh district (Aceh Darussalam province), where floods of 0.5 m (1.6 ft) were recorded in 14 villages.

Rainfall is forecast to continue at least through Sunday, October 27. Transportation disruptions along with possible flash floods and landslides are expected in the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in West Aceh district are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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